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What comes to your mind when you think of beauty?: Countless aisles of foundation and mascara? Pencil thin models in magazines? The long haired blonde in a shampoo and conditioner advertisement? Or do more subtle simpler things manifest? You won't learn how to apply makeup here, but you will discover some real beauty secrets that not even Hollywood can master.

stretch mark prevention

Revitol Stretch Mark Prevention Cream

powerful blend of natural ingredients

Note: Revitol Stretch Mark Prevention cream is a prevention product but it also works on existing striae.

Revitol's high quality ingredients:

Among this cream's ingredients are the aforementioned glycerine, dimethicone and squalene oil. (the humectants, occlusives and emollients that are so important)

Other ingredients are vitamin E and grape seed extract which are known to fortify the collagen and elastin in the lower skin layer (epidermis). Remember, it's all about the ingredients, that's why Revitol is such a good product to buy.

Only a few of the many positive Revitol reviews:

"After about a month of using one stretch mark cream (Barmon) without any change, I got annoyed and switched to Revitol Stretch Mark Prevention. I swear, it started working right away. You're supposed to see results in about 2 weeks, and it's only been a little over 1, but the marks are already so faded I can barely see them anymore!"

"This is the third week I'm using this cream and I can already see my stretch marks becoming thinner"

You can buy Revitol Stretch Mark Prevention cream on the Revitol website. The company is offering a 90 day money back guarantee on the product.

How does Revitol work?

The combination of different active ingredients in Revitol stretch mark cream penetrate the skin, working its way down to the deeper layers. Allowing it to stimulate the elasticity and suppleness of the skin from within. This way the epidermis is better prepared for the stretching of the skin during situations such as pregnancy thereby reducing the incidence of stretch marks.

By applying Revitol daily the skin becomes more elastic and collagen production is increased. More info about the ingredients and how to apply the cream can be found on the Revitol website.

Mama Mio Goodbye Stretch Marks Cream

very popular with celebrity mama's

Another popular, top reviewed stretch marks cream is from the Mama Mio brand.

Mama Mio creams contain ingredients that have been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of stretch marks by over 70%.

Mama Mio Goodbye Stretch Marks cream ingredients: Regestril (to reduce visibility and texture of stretch marks), Emblica, an ayurverdic medicinal plant to lighten and even out the appearance of discolored stretch marks and pigmentation. Matrixyl 3000, is a powerful peptide that lab tests have proven to help in activating collagen production. It accelerates the body's own ability to repair stretch marks. Algisium-C, helps protect skin from free radicals whilst improving the appearance of stretch marks at the skin's surface.

Goodbye Stretch Marks is safe to use during pregnancy and while nursing.

Mama Mio has both a preventing cream as well as a fading cream for use afterwards.

Mama Mio's Goodbye Stretch Marks Cream is a very popular and very well reviewed product. Its also THE product of celebrity mama's.

Celebs like; Stella McCartney, Gabrielle Reece, Christina Aguilera, Milla Jovovich, Natalia Vodianova, Melissa Joan Hart, Victoria Beckham, Christy Turlington, Mariska Hegarty, Emma Bunton, Jennifer Beals, Lindsay Davenport and Rachel Weisz all swear with this cream.

Mama Mio ZAP Goodbye Stretch Marks

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"It's no surprise that British celebrity moms Stella McCartney and Victoria Beckham are fans." D Beauty Magazine

Preventing Stretch Marks

with Mama Mio Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Butter

Mama Mio Tummy Rub ingredients:

Fatty Acid-rich ingredients (Omegas 3, 6 & 9) to increase skin elasticity. Shea Butter, Borage Oil (an ancient oil used in the Far East for thousands of years which is very effective in healing damaged skin) Wheatgerm Oil, (rich in Vitamin E) Rosehip Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil

A selection of the many reviews:

"This cream is fantastic. I am 7 months pregnant and still haven't got a single stretch mark. I use it twice a day and a little goes a long way. Highly moisturising, I even slap some on my hands when they feel dry as it's non greasy and smells delicious.

I've used Bio Oil and Cocoa Butter Stretch mark lotion and this is definitely the best."

Mama Mio Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Butter

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Revitol and Mama Mio Best Buys

My Conclusion:

Revitol and Mama Mio really seem to be the best products to use for stretch marks. Both for preventing and treating them afterwards.

The reviews show that Revitol and Mama Mio have reduced the stretch marks in several people to the maximum extent.

Trilastin seems to take in a good third place but I know I will be using one of the above creams. I will keep you posted. Please leave me a message about your experiences with stretch marks removal or ask me a question below.

Can Stretch Marks Go Away?

for old, persistent stretch marks exfoliation might be the best solution

Older stretch marks are far more difficult to fade with creams. Creams can be beneficial but only when the stretch marks are relatively young. So make sure to try and prevent the stretch marks from developing as soon as possible. Or treat them right after your pregnancy. (in case you'll be using a Retinol/ Retin A cream) For older stretch marks techniques like exfoliation can help out.

Exfoliation is removing layers of dead skin and unveiling soft, fresh skin. This might be the best way to minimize the appearance of more mature stretch marks.

Some people use baking soda ore oatmeal to make their own preparations. There are also specially prepared formulas available. It is important to apply plenty of moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated and soft after exfoliation.

Pregnancy Workout

pregnancy workout DVD reviews

Leisa Hart - Fitmama - Prenatal and Postnatal Pregnancy Workout
I tried this DVD for the first time about an hour ago. I'm four months pregnant with my first baby. I didn't really exercise a whole lot before becoming pregnant but I wasn't overweight or extremely out of shape, either. I just tried the salsa dance and it was really fun! I worked up a light sweat and we'll see tomorrow whether I feel it in any of my muscles. I haven't tried any other pregnancy fitness DVD's and I probably won't because I'm so pleased with this one. And it's a great price because you get the post-natal workout as well. What I really like about this one is that even if you don't have the energy to do the workouts, you can still do the stretching segment. I would definitely recommend this to any of my pregnant friends.

Classic Kathy Smith - Pregnancy Workout
"This is a great workout during pregnancy. I have been exercising daily during my second pregnancy and am noticing a WORLD of difference versus my first pregnancy. The workout is very 80's, but it gets you moving and you can feel that it's effective but safe. I only rated it 4 stars instead of 5 because I love this workout, but Kathy Smith can be a bit annoying sometimes and the "Prego shuffle" can be embarrassing to watch. Plus, I wanted to save the 5-star rating for the Leisa Hart DVD, which I like more. But I alternate between the two since they both are different styles of exercise and the combination of them both feels great. I highly recommend this DVD. The time flies by because of the way she splits up the aerobics into segments - and because it's split up, you can also do a segment here or there whenever you have time.